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Gallaudet University (GU) and Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
President: Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz
Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations: Catherine Murphy
Address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC, 20002-3695
Voice: (202) 651-5000
Toll-free Voice: (800) 995-0550
TTY: (202) 651-5000
TTY: (202) 651-5866 (videophone)
Fax: (202) 651-5508
Gallaudet University is the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center ensures that the diverse population of deaf and hard-of-hearing students (birth through age 21) in the nation are educated and empowered and have the linguistic competence to maximize their potential as productive and contributing members of society. The Research Institute is a leading center for research on deafness. National and international programs, including regional extension centers, conferences, sign language classes, summer programs, and international outreach, annually serve approximately 33,000 people.
Type: magazine/newsletter combination
On the Green
On the Green
Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Public Relations and Publications
Director of Public Relations and Publications: Danielle Puzio
Information Services Coordinator: Anita Gilbert
Address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC, 20002
Voice: (202) 651-5051
TTY: (202) 651-5051
Fax: (202) 651-5708
The Public Relations and Publications Office at Gallaudet University’s (GU’s) Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center provides information about diverse topics related to deaf and hard-of-hearing children and young adults from infancy to age 21. The office responds to inquiries and also collaborates with authors from within the Gallaudet community and nationwide to design, produce, and disseminate books, videotapes, periodicals, and other information related to deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Fact sheets, brochures, and a directory are available.
President /CEO: Sharon F. Terry, M.A.
Address: 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC, 20008-2369
Voice: (202) 966-5557
Toll-free Voice: (800) 336-GENE (4363)
Fax: (202) 966-8553
Genetic Alliance improves health through the authentic engagement of communities and individuals. The organization is committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities. Genetic Alliance’s network includes disease-specific advocacy organizations, universities, private companies, government agencies, and public policy organizations.
Advocacy in Genetics
Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
Executive Director: Michael John Carley
Deputy Director: Alison Alpert
Address: 666 Broadway, Suite 830, New York, NY, 10012
Voice: (888) 474-7277
Fax: (888) 474-7277
The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP) is the largest peer-run organization in the world serving individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum. GRASP operates a support and advocacy network, conducts educational outreach, and serves as an informational clearinghouse on autism-related issues. Its bylaws stipulate that the executive director, all members of its advisory board, and half of its board of directors must be on the autism spectrum. GRASP has many professional affiliations and works with parents’ organizations, universities, service agencies, research institutions, autism organizations, and advocacy organizations. GRASP offers 25 peer-run regional support groups and many online. Visitors to the website can subscribe to an e-list to stay informed of new educational articles.
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
President/CEO: Jim Gibbons
Public Information Contact: Lauren Lawson, Media Relations Manager
Address: 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD, 20855
Voice: (301) 530-6500
Toll-free Voice: (800) 741-0197
TTY: (301) 530-9759
Fax: (301) 530-1516
Goodwill Industries International, Inc., is a network of 183 community-based, independent agencies in the United States, Canada, and 14 other countries. Each organization serves people with workplace disabilities and disadvantages, including those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or who have other communication disorders, by providing career training and employment services as well as job placement opportunities and post-employment support. To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated clothes and other household items in more than 2,300 retail stores, and online at www.shopgoodwill.com. A magazine and other publications are available, with some materials in Spanish.